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Gavin Bevis and Calum McKenzie

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  2. Man jailed for sex with 13-year-old

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A "dangerous" 25-year-old who showed "no remorse" has been jailed for five years for having sex with a 13-year-old.

    Ashley Hayes-White

    Ashley Hayes-Whites, of no fixed address, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to inciting a teenage girl to engage in sexual activity and for breaching his sex offender requirements.

    He had been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register in 2011 for two offences of sexual activity with two girls under the age of 14.

    Passing sentence, the judge also made Hayes-White the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

    It means that he will never be allowed to be around a girl under the age of 16, or have any contact with the victim.

    PC Ross Topham said: "Hayes-White’s complete disregard of his previous convictions and requirements shows that he had no desire to reform himself, or had any remorse."

  3. Lorry driver jailed for causing van driver's death

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    A lorry driver who was using his mobile phone and programming his sat-nav at the wheel has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.

    A617 near Hockerton

    Stephen Marshall, 58, from Mansfield Woodhouse, died in December 2016 when Keith Manning's lorry hit his van on the A617 at Hockerton.

    Dashcam footage of Manning showed that at the time of the collision he had just ended a call on his mobile.

    The 36-year-old, from Newark, denied causing death by dangerous driving but was found guilty by jurors following a four-day trial.

    He was jailed for three-and-a-half years and disqualified from driving for three years and nine months.

    Manning was also told he would need an extended retest if he wanted to return to the road.

  4. Cat predicts purrrfect England-Belgium final

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Has Whiskey the Cat taken on Paul the Octopus' mantle for World Cup predictions?

    Whiskey the cat

    Whiskey, who lives in West Bridgford with former BBC East Midlands Today political editor John Hess, believes it will be an England v Belgium final.

    Mr Hess added that he was "quietly confident" Whiskey's prediction would come to pass.

    If England do go on to win, he could finally open that special bottle - bought for Italia 90 and only to be opened when the Three Lions finally come good.

    Here are his children, Ben and Emma who are now 28 and 30 and still waiting to uncork that Italian red.

    Ben and Emma
  5. Brave WW1 soldier honoured with stone in Derby city centre

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A commemorative stone has been unveiled in Derby Market Place to honour a local soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross.

    Brigadier Charles Hudson received the medal in June 1918 from King George V in recognition of his brave actions in Italy during World War One.

    Charles Hudson tribute

    Despite being vastly outnumbered and in severe pain from a bomb exploding near his foot he bravely led a successful counter-attack after enemy forces had penetrated his unit's frontline.

    The attack culminated in the capture of 100 enemy soldiers and six machine guns.

  6. Council in wheelie bin lorry blunder

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is being forced to hire bin lorries because its own vehicles cannot collect the new wheelie bins being rolled out to residents this month.

    Wheelie Bins

    The Liberal Democrat-run authority has ordered lorries that will be able to collect the new bins, but they will not arrive until September, leaving it needing to hire vehicles in the interim.

    It was announced last month that wheelie bins would be introduced for recycling collections only weeks after a new bags scheme was launched.

    A spokesperson for the council said the amount being spent on the hiring was "well within the budget for vehicles".

  7. Usain Bolt London 2012 spikes stolen

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Police are investigating after a pair of running shoes, worn by Usain Bolt at London 2012, were stolen.

    Usain Bolt spikes and Usain Bolt signing them

    The Jamaican sprinter won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at London Olympics and wore these spikes during his 100m heat.

    It is believed the Puma Evosprints were taken during a break-in at a property in Linton, Derbyshire, on Sunday 10 June.

    A 35-year-old has been charged in connection with the theft and nine other burglary offences, Derbyshire Police added.

    Anyone who thinks they may have seen the shoes are being urged to contact the police or Crimestoppers.

  8. Recruitment drive at fire service

    Amy Orton

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Over a dozen full time firefighters will be hired by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue this autumn.

    Fire crews at a fire

    The service recruited 25 full time firefighter roles last year, but due to retirements and people leaving, 15 vacancies have opened up.

    The fire service said it will hire new recruits "to satisfy future demands in the workforce."

  9. Charges after Hyson Green assault

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC News

    Three people have been charged following an assault in Hyson Green.

    Sophie Road

    Police were called out to Sophie Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning where two men had sustained serious injuries.

    They were treated in hospital and their condition is not life-threatening.

    The people, aged 23, 27 and 38, have all been charged with burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.

  10. Council buildings could move to hospital site

    Eddie Bisknell

    Local Democracy Reporter

    The rising cost of maintaining and repairing council buildings could see Buxton's library and Fairfield community centre and adult education centre moved across town.

    The proposals form part of Derbyshire County Council's aim to make use of the former Buxton Water bottling plant, close to the railway station.

    Much of the site will be taken up by a new £20m hospital, while the town's two community hospitals would be closed and moved to the new location, along with some GP services.

    Former bottling plant

    As part of an agreement with Derbyshire Community Health Services Trust, which bought the site in December, the council would take up the remainder of the land in a bid to move several services onto one location.

    The county council - which says its maintenance bill in Buxton is £400,000 a year, with a backlog in repairs of more than £1m - has been given £100,000 in government funding for a feasibility study.